John P. Desmond's Expanded Role for University of Nevada-Reno Foundation Board of Trustees

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond, member partner in our Reno office, has an expanded role with the University of Nevada-Reno's Foundation Board of Trustees.

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that John P. Desmond, member partner in our Reno office, has an expanded role with the University of Nevada-Reno’s Foundation Board of Trustees.

Desmond was recently re-appointed to the University of Nevada Foundation Investment Committee and was appointed to the newly formed Gift Acceptance and Acquisitions Committee.

The Investment Committee recommends strategies and guidelines as to the management of the Foundation’s investments and the performance of the portfolio. The Gift Acceptance and Acquisition Committee reviews possible acquisition of real property and other assets by the Foundation.

Additionally, Desmond previously served as President of the Washoe County Bar Association and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Washoe Legal Services. Desmond is also a member of the Nevada Supreme Court Bench-Bar Committee, the Nevada State Board of Bar Examiners, and the Nevada Supreme Court Statewide Access to Justice Committee.

“I look forward to my expanded role with the UNR Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and our work to help secure the future of our students and community,” said Desmond.

Desmond is a business litigator at Dickinson Wright. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation and appellate work. Desmond regularly represents and counsels clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contract disputes, buy/sell agreements and disputes over intellectual property. Desmond’s representation of clients includes a significant number of matters before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 450 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has seventeen offices, including Reno and Las Vegas, Nev.; six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and eight in other domestic offices in Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn. (2); Phoenix, AZ; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

Dickinson Wright offers our clients a distinctive combination of superb client service, exceptional quality, value for fees, industry expertise and business acumen. As one of the few law firms with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, Dickinson Wright has built state-of-the-art, independently-verified risk management controls and security processes for our commercial transactions. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited for their expertise and experience by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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